Race Impact Survey for the UK Polar Community

1st October 2020

The Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative are inviting the UK Polar Community to complete a survey about your experience of equality, diversity and inclusion while working in the UK Polar research and operations community, particularly regarding race.

Whether you have worked in the UK polar community for a long time or are only getting started, your experience is valuable.

Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative (DiPSI) is undertaking this survey to gather key insights into racism and lack of inclusivity, and to move the response to racism forward in the UK Polar Community. DiPSI has highlighted the lack of diversity for minority ethnic groups in UK polar science in comparison to the wider UK population as an issue, and looks to consider the opportunities to improve from only 3% representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues.

This survey is for those who are currently working or have worked within the UK Polar Community, and should take ca 10 minutes to complete. Please forward it to colleagues and friends who also work and study in polar fields in the UK, or have done so in the past. The survey will close on 25 October 2020.

Results will be collated and published on the Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative webpage, along with next steps in the further development of the DiPSI programme.

Further information about the DiPSL is available here.